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Sep 3, 2010 4:00am EDT
, september 3, 2010. >>> well, good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. we begin with the first major hurricane to approach the east coast this season. hurricane earl is now centered east of cape hatteras on north carolina's outer banks. earl has weakened to a category 2 hurricane with peak winds just over 100 miles per hour. earl's projected path takes it up the east coast with its eye staying offshore. karen brown has more now from kill devil hills, north carolina. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning to you, betty. it is so intense here. we were down on the dunes you see behind me. we had to come back up because you can't see down there. our equipment is all wet. really, it is wind at 105 miles an hour with 100-foot waves offshore. they evacuated 125,000 people from the outer banks and they're hunkered down, waiting for the worst to be over. in income fk overnight, earl delivered a stinging blow. >> just the power. it's absolutely phenomenal. >> reporter: high winds, heavy rain and pounding surf battered the outer banks. the system appears to be
CBS
Sep 9, 2010 4:00am EDT
us borrow $700 billion over the next ten years to give a tax cut of about $100,000 each to folks who are already millionaires. >> reporter: republicans say that's it not the case. taxes would go up for many people who make much less. house minority leader john boehner announced their plan tuesday. they want to freeze all tax cuts for two years and cut government spending back to where it was during 2008. the president brushed that aside and called on congress to let tax cuts expire at the end of the year for the nation's wealthiest people but he said they would stay the same for taxpayers who earn less than $200,000. >> this isn't to punish folks who are better off. god bless them. it's because we can't afford the $700 billion price tag. >> reporter: gop leaders argue the country can't afford to raise anyone's taxes in the middle of a recession. wednesday's announcement during the white house's week-long focus on the economy. the president proposed new tax breaks for businesses to spur hiring and new funding for roads and railways. it battle of economic plans is unlikely to end soon.
CBS
Sep 29, 2010 4:00am EDT
based. however, british intelligence sources tell us that if, in fact, there are plots that, these have been interrupted at a very early stage and interrupted in pakistan, along the pakistan-afghanistan border, largely with the use of american unmanned drone air vehicles, which have been upping the rate of attacks on suspected locales where the plots might be hatched. but again, the bottom line is this and this is the proof in the pudding, is that the terror levels across the west, with that french exception, have not, in fact, been raised. that this is a question of the intelligence sources being safe,ty ther than sorry. betty. >> a bit of good news there, mark phillips live from london. thank you. >>> another nato soldier has been killed in the offensive to clear the taliban in southern afghanistan. the soldier was killed yesterday during a firefight near kandahar. at least 5 pf troops have been killed there this year. >>> for the second time in four days a commuter jet was forced to make an emergency landing because of landing gear problems. the skywest airlines jet landed in mi
CBS
Sep 15, 2010 4:00am EDT
cuticles for 75% more shine in one use. real shine, for real life. yours. [ female announcer ] new aveeno nourish plus shine. >>> the iowa egg farm at the center of the massive recall may have known for two years that its eggs were testing positive to salmonella. investigators say they received more than 400 test results and showed the presence of salmonella since 2008. the company had no comment but the owner is scheduled to testify before congress next week. >>> federal health scientists consider today whether to pull a once popular diet drug off the market, found to increase the risk of heart attack and stroke in people with underlying heart disease. the editors of new england journal of medicine wo -- meridia is already banned in europe. the maker says it is safe for people who do not have heart disease. >>> scientists have mapped the genome of chocolate completing the sequence for the tree that produces the seeds used to make cocoa and chocolate. the research led by the company that makes m & ms, milky way bars and other candies. >>> 2005 heisman trophy winner reggie bush has
CBS
Sep 21, 2010 4:00am EDT
following. mandy clark in kabul for us. thank you. >>> later today the senate is expected to vote on whether to repeal don't ask, don't tell. the house has already passed a military. on that. >> reporter: good morning. today's vote could be a close one. in any case, supporters call it a critical moment for gay rights. the senate today could move one step closer to repealing the military's don't ask, don't tell policy, a law that bans gays from sevening openly. serving democrats need 60 votes to push it through and all eyes are on a hafl of lawmakers who could cast the deciding vote. in maine monday, pop sen tasati lady gaga urged republican senators olympia snowe and collins to break and support the bill. >> doesn't it seem to you that we should send home the prejudice, the straight soldier who hate the gay soldier? >> reporter: she even had her own policy to propose. >> our new law is called, if you don't like it, go home. >> reporter: the proposal to repeal don't ask, don't tell is part of a larger defense bill. today's voed is to end the debate and bring the bill to the floor. democrats a
CBS
Sep 24, 2010 4:00am EDT
. >> peace must be made by is rallies and palestinians, but each of us has responsibility to do our part as well. >> reporter: he said negotiations can produce results if the international community sets aside decades of division and ses michl. >> -- an independent, sovereign state of palestine living in peace with israel. >> reporter: the hall welcomed those words with applause. though israel's seats empty because of a jewish holiday. during his second speech there, the president was able to highlight progress on other weighty global issues. working with other nations, the president said the u.s. is waging a more effective war against terrorism and securing nuclear weapons telling iran it must obey international law. >> the reyian government must demonstrate a clear and credible commitment and confirm to the world the peaceful intent of its nuclear program. >> reporter: the iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad pushed back saying no nation should have nuclear weapons. >> translator: i would like here to propose that the year 2011 be proclaimed the year of nuclear disarmament. >> reporte
CBS
Sep 13, 2010 4:00am EDT
tell if his actions will be anything but continued support for the failed policies that got us into this mess. recent polls show the majority of americans support letting tax the issue tops the list of concerns for one group that could play a major role in november's midterm elections. tens of thousand ts of tea party activists hit the streets across the country sunday. the group is counting on its members to turn out in large numbers come november. >> this is a rebellion like i've never seen. i've never seen the american people more engaged in their government. >> reporter: republicans argue raises taxes on the rich would only hurt the economy. but, the obama administration insists it has no choice. >> what we cannot afford to do is pass $700 billion additional in tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires. >> reporter: the debate could hit the house floor later this democrats have a full plate of bills they'd like to consider related to the economy but are not expected to score any big wins before hitting the campaign trail next month. back to you. >> sara, thank you. >>> the imam
CBS
Sep 30, 2010 4:00am EDT
miles long train of tropical moisture and it is right on top of us right now. we want switch it over to live doppler 9000 hd. devon lucie is driving the controls this morning. you can see the rain falling in the area. the yellow and orange areas are really coming down. some one to two inches an hour and everything is lifting to the north at 20 miles an hour. the heavy stuff to the east across eastern prince georges, calvert counties, as well. this is coming from southern maryland where they have really been hit hard. another area of moderate rainfall to the north through montgomery county, loudoun county and lifting to frederick and carroll counties on i-70. a lot of rain out there. as we zoom in you will see the heavy showers in and around the metro. upper marlboro south and east coming down, cats and dogs and jason in the chat room said guinea pigs and everything at the same time. let's switch over to the storm totals from what we have been watching. locally you see the bands of the heavier totals to the west but southern maryland n to the northern neck, we have seen some numbers d
CBS
Sep 8, 2010 4:00am EDT
thing that could cause us to change our mind is if we felt really a deep conviction. we felt like god really wanted us not to do it. >> reporter: gut tbut the gover is holding out hope between now and saturday americans will stand up and condemn the church's plan. and jones has faced controversy before. he left a church in germany after allegations he was mishandling money. back to you. >> tara mergener in washington for us this morning. thank you. >>> a thai airways threat is on the ground in los angeles. flight 7 94 from bangkok landed last night. it was taken to a remote part of los angeles international airport. the airline says the bomb threat written if flawed english was found taped to a bathroom mirror. the fbi says no evidence of an explosive device was found and there have no been arrests. >>> also in los angeles, 22 people were arrested during a second straight night of protests against a police shooting. demonstrators were protesting saturday's fatal shooting of a guatemalan immigrant waving a knife. >>> the wildfire in colorado. strong winds are blowing the fire through t
CBS
Sep 10, 2010 4:00am EDT
out to be true, he clearly, clearly lied to us. >> reporter: muhammad musri who negotiated with jones, says the only agreement was for both men to travel to manhattan on saturday. the goal, mugt wieeting with th center's organizer. >> it is a brokered deal. this had to happen before a meeting over there would happen. >> reporter: everyone from religious leaders to political figures has urged jones to cancel the event. president obama warned it could endanger the troops and called it a recruiting tool for islamic terrorist. thursday cbs news obtained taliban leaflets, fearing possible retaliation, the state department issued a travel warning for americans abroad. officials have also urged u.s. embassies to be on high alert. >> we really pray that this situation turns out -- turns out good. >> reporter: but time is quickly running out to find a solution that satisfies everyone. and, again, muslim leaders say there is no agreement with jones and issued this statement. we are not going to toy with our religion or any other, nor are we going to barter. terrell, back to you. >> tara mergene
CBS
Sep 23, 2010 4:00am EDT
focus on his foreign policy accomplishments and the future. expected to use his speech to remind them how far his he will highlight america's progress in iraq and afghanistan and promote u.s. efforts to kick-start the world economy. the president will defend his attempt to jump-start mid east peace talks after more than two years. also high on the agenda, slowing the spread of nuclear weapons. >> i think he's going to try to keep the world on board to make sure that both iran and north korea are shunned for their defiance of the non-proliferation treaty. >> reporter: but the president is not expected to just talk about his administration's achievements. he will also likely expand on the wider goals of his administration. >> put simply, the united states is changing the way we do >> reporter: at a u. u.n. anti-poverty summit wednesday, the president unveiled new rules for foreign aid. he vowed to help poorer nations help themselves, rather than just spending money on short-term relief. >> now, let me be clear. the united states of america has been and will remain the global leader in p
CBS
Sep 6, 2010 4:00am EDT
morning, everyone, on this labor day. thanks for joining us. good to see you this morning. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. >>> labor day marks the beginning of the traditional push towards election day. this year with the economy working against them, democrats are fighting to retain control of congress. with that as a backdrop, president obama heads to wisconsin today. there are key senate seat in the race for governor hotly contested. tara mergener is in washington with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. both of these races are very competitive. this week the president will make two speeches aimed at trying to convince voters he can get the economy back on track. president obama will try to convince voters this week that democratic policies are working. >> to heal our economy, we need more than a healthy stock market. we need bustling main streets and a growing, thriving middle class. >> reporter: he'll head to wisconsin today to give a speech about the economy. on wednesday he'll visit cleveland where he'll announce new steps to help small businesses. all
CBS
Sep 20, 2010 4:00am EDT
criticism into a rallying cry. >> they call us wacky, they call us wing-nuts e. we call us we the people. >> reporter: the veteran republican strategist says this type of controversy could torpedo her chances in november. >> no matter how strong the tea party is or how much they are in the mood for change, at the end of the day, people in delaware, a small state, are going to focus on her, her past statements, what she's saying now, and this is not a good start. >> reporter: moderate republicans worry her behavior and baggage have cost the party any chance of taking the delaware seat. but, beyond o'donnell, the tea party's low taxes, small government message resonates and warns the republican conservative establishment better pay attention. >>> after a tense hunt 13 missing members of a religious group in southern california have been found. they apparently said they were preparing for the end of the world. their loved ones feared the worst. manuel gal lays go reports. >> reporter: the frantic search for missing members of a fringe religious group ended at a park in los angeles county. >
CBS
Sep 7, 2010 4:00am EDT
stand. >> i got my dogs, all the stuff in my room. >> reporter: people who live in the room are used to wildfire, but say this is something they've never seen before. >> the people, the houtss, the pets, and yi will the wild live. it's devastating. >> reporter: skau not yet is an take hughes, cbs news. >>> this morning tropical storm hermine is pounding south texas with heavy rains. it could cause life threading flooding. hermine crossed in to south texas this morning west of brownsville. up to a foot of rain is possible in some areas. hermine came ashore late monday in northwest mexico. more than 3,000 people were forced to evacuate. schools in brownsville are closed today. >>> plans by a church here in america to burn copies of the koran have triggered a warning from the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. the reverend terry jones, pastor of an evangelical church in gainesville, from a. the church describes islam as an evil religion and plans to burn copies of islam's whommiest book. >> on september the 11th, we are going to have an international burn a koran day because this book,
CBS
Sep 17, 2010 4:00am EDT
used-to-be car is now a convertible. i've seen bad winds. this, they said there was a tornado warning. i think it hit. >> i've been here like over 20 years and i have never seen anything like this. >> a woman died outside manhattan after a tree fell on the car she was sitting in. numerous other injuries were reported. >> we'll get power back. the trees will regrow, but to lose a life -- >> the storm hit at rush hour. rail service between manhattan and long island was suspended. leaving countless commuters in the lurch. >> you just swallow and deal with it, i guess. that's all he can do. you just have to deal with it. >> can't get subway. car services aren't available until after 10:00. so, kind of stranded for a while. >> while it's common for new york city to get a couple tornado warnings a year, only eight have actually hit the city since 1950. there were, also, powerful and damaging storms in central ohio. the strong winds and heavy rain hit thursday night there. are unconfirmed reports of several tornadoes, dozens of homes were damaged or destroyed. roads were blocked by d
CBS
Sep 22, 2010 4:00am EDT
, know you ♪ is to love... some people call us frick and frack. we do finger painting. this is how grandpa and i roll. ♪ and i do [ pins fall ] grandma's my best friend. my best friend ever. my best friend ever. ♪ [ laughing ] [ boy laughs ] ♪ to know, know, know you after this we're gonna get ice cream. can we go get some ice cream? yeah. ♪ and i do ♪ and i do ♪ and i do >>> in oklahoma a man in a standoff with police on a railroad bridge in tulsa. he tried to hang himself but fell into the river. officers ended up pulling him out. he allegedly had arranged to have his daughter take him from school. he is being held on bail on previous charges. >>> half a dozen current and former officials in bell, california will be in court today. they are charged with padding their paychecks t expense of the people who live in the working-class suburb of los angeles. sandra hughes reports this morning. >> reporter: finally the people in bell, california have something to celebrate, former city manager robert rizzo, who was being paid twice the salary of the president, was arrested t
CBS
Sep 27, 2010 4:00am EDT
saw its worst flooding in nearly 20 years. here, folks are used to the big sioux river rising after heavy rain but not like this. >> what went through my head, boy, i better get all my stuff. >> reporter: in western wisconsin, too, sunday a day for rummaging through water-logged homes and belongs. troy lives in the hard-hit town of arcadia. >> phone calls from friends letting me know flooding was occurring in arcadia. i got up and my house was already full. >> reporter: wet fields will keep farmers from what they hoped would be an early harvest. even after these parts dry out, the flood threat continues. this high water will swell the mississippi river and could threaten iowa in early october. cynthia bowers, cbs news, chicago. >>> a military tribunal will be held in the case of an american soldier charged in the grisly murders of civilians in afghanistan. the 22-year-old is charged with premeditated murders of of three civilians and photographing his alleged victims one of 12 soldiers charged with similar crimes. >>> today, supreme court justice kagan joins her new colleagues for t
CBS
Sep 28, 2010 4:00am EDT
, thanks for joining us i'm betty nguyen. president obama could soon be looking for a new right-hand man. the white house chief of staff, rahm emanuel, could decide by the end of the week to leave the administration. emmanuel is expected to step down to run for mayor of chicago. but he doesn't have long to make a decision. emanuel has only until november 22nd to file for the primary. tara mergener is in washington with the latest. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning, betty. well, the white house cautions that no final decision has been made yet. but, a source close to emanuel tells cbs news that an announcement could come as early as friday. emanuel has reportedly told colleagues he is all but certain to leave to run for the mayor of chicago. earlier this year he told charlie rose that office held a special place in his heart. >> always been an aspiration of mine, even when i was in the house of representatives. >> mayor of chicago? >> yes. >> the one thing, if you ask me what i miss, i miss the contact with constituents. >> reporter: at the time, the job was filled by longtime
CBS
Sep 16, 2010 4:00am EDT
. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everyone. appreciate you joining you us. i'm terrell brown for betty nguyen this morning. beginning with the upcoming midterm elections. a new poll shows voter frustration running high. neither party escapes criticism and the president is taking plenty of heat. the number one issue among voters, the economy. a record number of american voters want new blood in congress, 55% say it's time for their representative to go. voters are frustrated with both parties. 58% disapprove of the democrats. 68% disapprove the republicans. tara, good morning to you. >> good morning. midterms, believe it or not, are now just seven weeks away. both parties are under growing pressure to prove they can fix the economy. with bitter midterm battles looming, president obama is taking a fresh shot at republicans. >> we don't have time for any more games. i understand there's an election coming up. >> reporter: wednesday, he accused the party of blocking his plan to extend all bushehr regard tax cuts for families making less than $250,000. just so wealthy americans ca
CBS
Sep 2, 2010 4:00am EDT
morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. we begin with hurricane earl, which is expected to strike the north carolina coast later today. president obama has declared a state of emergency and folks on hatteras island have been ordered to evacuate. earl is a large and powerful category 4 storm with sustained winds of 140 miles per hour. after earl strikes north carolina, it is expected to move north but will likely stay offshore. a hurricane warning is in effect from north carolina to the virginia border. a hurricane watch from delaware and also includes martha's vineyard. kim brown is in kill devil island with more. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning. earl picked up steam and it is tracking closer to the outer banks. about 50 miles off cape hatteras. that is where it is expected to pass. in the communities of -- south of here, there are those nonresident and they have until this morning to get out. kevin isn't sticking around for earl, even if it means cutting his labor day weekend short. >> better to be a little away. >> reporter: the monster hurrican
CBS
Sep 1, 2010 4:00am EDT
. >>> good morning, everybody. and thanks so much for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning hurricane earl remains on a path to sideswipe the east coast. the first evacuations have already been ordered. earl is expected to move northeast of the bahamas today packing 135-mile-an-hour winds. it's a large category 4 storm with hurricane-force winds extending outward 90 miles. earl is moving towards the northwest and is expected to glance much of the east coast. north carolina has ordered tourists to evacuate. a hurricane watch is in effect from north of surf city, north carolina, so the virginia border, but it is still too early to tell just how close earl might come to land. don teague reports. >> reporter: whipping angry winds, seen from a window in st. maarten as hurricane earl sideswiped the virgin islands dumping up to inches of rain. in st. croix, heavy surf crashed on shore. the waves tore boats from their docks. in st. kitts, heavy surf ran this coast guard boat aground. high winds damaged roofs and knocked down trees and power lines, blocking roads. the next population
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